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With a New Introduction by Patrick J. Buchanan.
Here is the path-breaking book that rocketed a political philosophy into the forefront of the nation's consciousness, written in words whose vigor and relevance have not tarnished with age:
I have little interest in streamlining government or in making it more efficient, for I mean to reduce its size. I do not undertake to promote welfare, for I propose to extend freedom. My aim is not pass laws, but to repeal them. it is not to inaugurate new programs, but to cancel old ones that do violence to the Constitution, or that have failed in their purpose, or that impose on the people an unwarranted financial burden. I will not attempt to discover whether legislation is "needed" before I have first determined whether it is constitutionally permissible. And if I should later be attacked for neglecting my constituents' "interests," I shall replay that I was informed their main interest is liberty and that in that cause I am dong the very best I can.
Another must-read for the politically conscious by "the man" of American conservatism. It is dated as we have moved on to other issues.Published 13 days ago by Kindle Customer
I'm not sure why I never read this outstanding tract, as I have been a Goldwater fan for fifty years. Little wonder he was able to garner a following. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Homeboy IL
Let me be clear, I am a progressive liberal who strongly opposes the ideology and policies of Barry Goldwater. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Brady Williams
This book should be the bible for conservatives. I have no disagreements with Goldwater, and I pray that someone comes along to take his place.Published 1 month ago by RightStuff
Goldwater's understanding of our political process and our world situation in 1960 is very appropriate to exactly what is our situation today, over 50 years later. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Harry R. Fisk
Read it over and over, and take notes. Reads like it was written today. Even the part about the Commies.Published 4 months ago by Timothy Lobello
Read this 50+ years ago. Still as fresh and insightful as then.Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer